Tag Archives: Advent

Finding your way in the darkness

“Anchoring in the Shalls” Delivered to Church for the Highlands First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019 Sermon video Audio of this sermon and others from Church for the Highlands is here on our podcast channel. 

Coal in your stocking?

Message Manuscript for “Coal in Your Stocking?”    Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2017 [Audio of this sermon is here] Have you ever been told that all you would get for Christmas is coal in your stocking?  Better yet, have you ever actually gotten coal in […]

Mr. Microphone

“Mr. Microphone”  Isaiah 40:1-11 Delivered to Church for the Highlands    Rev. Dr. John Henson Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017 So, how many of you remember that amazing Mr. Microphone commercial?  And how many of you bought one?  I got one for Christmas one year.  I tried that line, “Hey good looking, we […]

“Come on Down” sermon Advent 1B

“Come on Down”    Isaiah 64:1-9 Delivered to Church for the Highlands The First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017 I wrote this sermon just after hearing the news onWednesday morning that NBC Today Show’s Matt Lauer was fired over allegations of sexual misconduct. He is one more on a long list of men recently […]

“How Mary Instructs Us” sermon manu

Message Manuscript for “How Mary Instructs Us”   Luke 1:39-55 Delivered to Church for the Highlands   John Henson Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20. 2015 It is difficult to define our Advent word for today: Love. We use it in so many ways, describing our feelings for someone we are crazy about, someone who is […]

Where is the Love?

“Where is the Love?”  Isaiah 7:10-16, Matthew 1:18-25 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22, 2013 Where would we be without signs? A state trooper was reminded of their importance. Parked on the side of the road, waiting to catch speeding drivers, a state trooper sees a car puttering along […]

Has Joy Really Been Cancelled?

Message Manuscript for “Finding Joy in Unlikely Places”   Isaiah 35:1-10 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, December 15, 2013 Joy has been cancelled.  It no longer can go out from Joy, Illinois, that is.  Up until this year, the post office of Joy, Illinois has proudly and generously provided a postmark stamp of […]